Pro surfer Taylor Knox talks about surfing, Kelee meditation, life, and his upcoming Maldives trip with Matt Griggs.
Matt's passion and progressive attitude towards surfing and surf coaching shines through in the Balter fueled chat, he shares some stories from his younger days of charging big waves with a group of friends who were pushing each other - giving us some insight into the passion and attitude behind what it takes to get good at surfing. He opens up on how he has developed as a coach and is still learning new things to help his clients and friends. Lessons learnt from Tom Carroll, Nick Carroll, Nathan Hedge, Sebastian Zietz (Seabass), Nam Baldwin, Matt Griggs, Wim Hoff, Meditation, different equipment and more. Plus plenty of tips and techniques in amongst the stories.
Barton gives some insight into the recent Margret River WCT surfing event, shares with us the best drill to improve your small wave surfing. We also talk about the surf-skate connection, how surf coaches and surfers can use skateboarding to improve technique and fitness, and we discuss the best types of skateboards to use.
Barry brings a calm, intelligent and poetic perspective to the world of surf coaching, helping us to question our relationship to surfing, ourselves and the ocean.
Making the Drop founder Barry Green has been surfing for 30 years and coaching surfing professionally since 1998. His vision for a technical & holistic approach to surf coaching grew while working with clients who were at a crossroads in their lives, using surfing as a practice to rediscover purpose and passion in life. He completed the Professional Coaching Course in Integral Coaching from New Ventures West in 2008, adding life coaching skills to an extensive background working with youth and adults as a counsellor, coach and experiential educator. He is blessed with three amazing daughters, and continues to find passion and purpose in helping all levels of surfers ride waves with style, grace and gratitude.
Upcoming Surf Coaching Trip in Central America with Mike and Barry
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Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer, podcaster, and filmmaker from California. He creates gonzo-style mini-documentaries about current issues happening all over the world. Tune in to his podcast for conversations with fascinating people he meets along the way.
Kyle rips small waves and charges big waves, and he wants to keep getting better. He shares some insights into how he got so good and how he plans to improve.
Check out his podcast on iTunes or here: http://www.kyle.surf/podcast/
Kyle's TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQIt2JUF-sg
We discuss what Flow is, why some surfers get into 'the zone' more often and more easily than others. How do we train, warm-up and think in a way that elicits more flow. How to turn a bad surf into a great surf.
Clayton shares some of his back-stories into how he became a world-class surfer, surf coach, and surfboard shaper. Clayton has a unique take on advanced surfing, he breaks it down very clearly, simplifying what to most surfers seems magical. We clarify the proper surf stance - squat or lunge? Or Squnge? We talk in depth about Kelly Slater, and even break down one of his waves on a very detailed level. This podcast will give you an in-depth look at the worlds best surfers Kelly Slater - his approach, his technique and some never heard before quotes. 35 mins into the interview we break down a vid of Kelly surfing, so make sure you watch the vid posted below.
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The link between health and performance is undeniable, so it makes perfect sense to optimise health in order to optimise surfing performance and enjoyment. Health begins in the gut, and in this episode, we discuss gut health and some simple strategies to optimise yours. For more info check out Kale via the links below.
Kale Brock is an Award-nominated writer, producer and speaker. With a background in TV journalism, Kale has a passion for creative storytelling with a special interest in health & wellbeing. His long-awaited documentary, The Gut Movie, investigates the human microbiome in a scientific, quirky & fun journey in which he travels to Namibia to live with The San tribe. Kale’s books, The Gut Healing Protocol and The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, have generated international acclaim.